Leadership

Getting to know UK & Ireland Managing Director, Khaled Shahbo

What was your childhood nickname? Lid

What did you want to be when you grew up and why? A doctor as my dad was in the medical industry. I also studied microbiology

Did you have an idol growing up and if so who? Walter Payton*

Who’s your favourite musician/artist? I like so many varieties so I will have to give a genre which is classic rock

What’s your all-time favourite song(s)? Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

What are you reading right now? Charles Krauthammer’s Things That Matter

If you had one destination to pick to live in; all expenses paid, no need to work, where would it be and why? I wouldn’t pick just one I would pick two

What’s been the highlight of all work travels? London because of the diversity, energy and the excellent accessibility. It’s the world hub

Do you have a hobby and if yes, what? My children and supporting their careers. My personal hobby would be golf and skiing

What are you scared of and why? Failure

What’s your favourite sport to watch and play? Watch: My daughter’s hockey. Play: Golf

What team do you support in the sport you like to watch? Manchester United

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A duck-billed platypus because it looks like a cool animal

What’s the silliest/most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done? On my second day at Enterprise, I accidentally collected a Budget hire owned vehicle and delivered it to one of our customers

What’s the bravest/most challenging thing you’ve done? Moving to England 21 years ago

 

* For those of us who had to look this up, he was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears.



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